Best Events in Glasgow

When it comes to what's on in Glasgow, this wee city has some crackers. From kicking club nights and fun student parties, to wine clubs, whisky tastings and food fun. From the cool and quirky to the classy, the something a little different to a new twist on the same old thing. Here's our pick of the best events in Glasgow, so make sure you check them out and have yourself a very fun, very special, very cool night out in Glasgow. 

Last updated on 23rd April 2018

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Make sure you’re doing dating the right way with this fun speed dating event, where you’ll sit in mixed groups of men and women with rounds to keep the conversation flowing, and after each round the men move so you speak to everyone. The host is a comedian to keep it all chilled.

20:00 - 22:30
Dating, Comedy, Something A Little Different
West End
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This Glasgow treasure hunt event is a great way to explore the city. Follow the clues on the map to find your final treasure - a city pub where you'll get 20% off all your food and drink. 

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Walks & Tours, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
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Prepare to have your wig snatched and yourself read, because the library is open at the Glitter & Grind Revue, where Scotland’s most charismatic, unique and strong drag queens show you exactly what they’ve got.

19:30 - 22:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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4 events @ 3 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 07 Nov 2018

Watch a whole range of spectacular burlesque and cabaret performers at the wildest middle of the night bash in town, with your infamous GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust and a whole range of amazing performers, you’ll have an amazing time.

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Taste your way through over 100 different rums as The Rum Festival returns to Scotland, bringing with it even more live entertainment, dancing, street food, and even talks from industry experts.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
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For something completely different, try your hand at Dr Sketchy, the life-drawing class that puts the liveliest models in the spotlight. Sketch burlesque stars, contortionists, jugglers and more at the class, which has blaring music, competition and plenty of fun.

13:00 - 15:00
Something A Little Different, Classes, Theatre/Arts
Not Applicable
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Your favourite 1920s themed cabaret and club night is back for their Midsummer Ball, bringing a star-studded line up of cabaret artists, swing band, and a gramophone DJ to top off this glamorous night.

19:30 - 02:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Clubbing, Comedy, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
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The Gatsby Club returns for another 1920s-themed party, but this time they're keeping it on the hush-hush. Enjoy a speakeasy-style party at The Rum Shack with bespoke cocktails and stunning performances at what is expected be one of the best events in Glasgow this Spring.

19:30 - 00:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Date Night, Comedy, Dating
Burlesque/Piano
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Join Club Cabaret for an amazing weekly show, where you can be amazed by everything from burlesque and magic to amazing live music, followed by a club night.

20:00 - 03:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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This fun Glasgow event is one of the best cabaret night coming up in the city this May. Catch Joe Black as he runs through the most villainous musical numbers in popular culture and understand a little more about why it feels so good to bad.

19:30 - 22:00
Comedy, Live Music, Cabaret/Burlesque
Burlesque/Piano
Merchant City
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Get to know Glasgow's West End a little better as this tour takes you to some of the best whisky bars in the area. Expect a three-hour tour that will cover all bases on the spirit, from fun facts through to four tasters of premium tipples.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Bar Crawl, Something A Little Different
Not Applicable
Argyle Street Area
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This fun and sophisticated event in Glasgow brings together five delicious courses, each with an expert wine pairing, and presented by an ambassador from the award-winning Hallgarten Wines.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Supper Clubs
Glasgow City Centre
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Subculture at Sub Club is the longest running club nights in Glasgow, and with good reason. Resident DJs Harri & Dom have been at the decks for nearly twenty years pumping their unique brand of punchy house to an adoring crowd of ravers who never tire of their stomping sessions. With an ever-evolving selection of top name guest DJs joining them in the Central Glasgow club every Saturday night, there's a reason this club night has garnered quite the cult following and regarded as one of the best events in Glasgow each week. 

23:00 - 03:00
Clubbing
House Music
Argyle Street Area

The Pretty Ugly Club is one of the best club nights in Glasgow if you're looking from something a little different to the usual party anthems. Three ladies at the decks spinning some of the slickest alt tunes around in The Admiral basement - what could be better? 

23:00 - 03:00
Fun Time Partying
Rock n Roll
Argyle Street Area

The only comedy show in Glasgow to be sold out every week for the past five years, The Stand’s Saturday Show brings together the most side-splitting comedians for a night of hilarity. Bringing together five different acts, the best comperes and great headlines from around the UK and abroad, your laughter is guaranteed.

21:00 - 19:30
Comedy
Not Applicable
@ Boteco Do Brasil on Every Wednesday

Salsa Night at Boteco do Brasil is barrel loads of fun and definitely one of the best events in Glasgow each week. Every Wednesday you can unleash your inner Latin flair with a night of raucous dancing and partying. The evening kicks off with Tumbao Salsa School classes for mixed abilities from 6.45pm. Then from 10.30pm, salsa DJs turn up the heat - and the music - for one red hot night on the dancefloor of this Merchant City bar and club. 

18:30 - 03:00
Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying, Classes
Party Mash Up
Merchant City

The Scotland International Burlesque Festival is here for the first time ever and they’re uniting the best acts that burlesque has to offer, with spectacular performances, high octane glamour, and the sexiest performers around.

Happily Affordable
Glasgow City Centre

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